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Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 7 April 2024 via mobile

Beautiful food, excellent service. Recommend highly. We actually take a detour now just to go there. It's a perfect stop along statehighway 1.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 January 2024 via mobile

First rate lunch stop. Good menu, generous portion sizes. The best thing is the Fortune Favours craft beer on tap! Clean restrooms. Plenty of parking on the street.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

The young woman serving us was lovely and friendly. The venue itself is really quaint and street eating was in the warmth of the sun. The selection of food from the cabinet was interesting and looked appetizing. I chose a shrimp pasta salad and my...friend had the chicken, lemongrass pie. Both were delicious. We also had a sweet treat … which were yum!! The coffee was very nice… fresh beans and a good strength. We will definitely eat here again and highly recommend this venueMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

Our food was lovely, scrambled eggs and bacon. The toilets however looked as though they hadn’t had a clean for a while and the one I used had run out of toilet paper.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Our meals of creamy garlic mushrooms with an extra of bacon on sourdough and eggs Benedict with bacon were really tasty. The hollandaise sauce had a touch of spice, delicious. The mushroom sauce was creamy and the garlic just right. We wished we had more...of the yummy bacon, We sat outside in the winters sun. Inside was quite dark and a bit cool.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023

Charming atmosphere with chrome '50's era car imagery and the scribble from hundreds of travelers on the walls. Great food with really tasty mussels and seafood chowder. Kids loved the shakes and burgers.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023 via mobile

We were pleased to find a cafe open after 3pm and found a good variety of food, pleasant service and a well priced variety of more than adequate snacks and meals. Coffee and tea were fine and everything was served in good time. Would certainly...call again.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023

Break your journey at the Cabbage Tree Cafe - Tirau Best cheese scone ever and perfect piccolo coffee.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile

The Cabbage Tree is themed with old school desks complete with graffiti. A good, friendly atmosphere. The coffee and scones were top rate. Full of flavour, hot and arrived quickly. I will go back.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2023 via mobile

Not great, ordered filo parcel it came with a side salad and a way to big filo parcel that's filo wasn't cooked enough in the middle, also the sauce was tomato sauce. A relish would have been better Pancake tower .. 5 pancakes 1 bacon...strip cut in half small amount of canned cream and blueberry jam no butter, maple tho. No means to dry hands in the bathroom Won't be backMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 January 2023

We came as a family of 3 to try this place out after a disappointing visit over a year ago. It has improved (not sure about the toilets because I didn't use them this visit). Glad we came. The food was awesome - thoroughly enjoyed...it, super tasty, memorable, quick and friendly service, nice atmosphere. Really pleased we gave this place a second chance.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2022

We were travelling and needing lunch. we looked around Tirau and ended going back to cabbage tree cafe. My husband had the chowder which didn,t look that big but was. I had a deep fried chicken thigh with chips. Yum huge meal. thankyou

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022

decided to stop for a break and a bite. Noticed one cafe with quite a few customers so decided must be ok. We had the pumpkin soup and seafood chowder. will certainly stop again as food was excellent .

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

The most amazing and delicious burgers. Good service and atmosphere. Would definitely visit again Great day in Tirau with shopping and good food

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 8 February 2022 via mobile

A visit spoilt by the attitude of owner/barista, -asked for more hot water 👎got shown that the ‘pot was full’ he opened the lid !! asked for a 2nd teabag in one of the cups ( only got one with an order of tea for...two) got grilled on that and told he only had one order -he rudely passed me one -food was great and generous, women working were fantastic and nice atmosphere-but we won’t be backMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Cabbage Tree Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4